How Cool Blue can show up in your management style…
Insights Discovery is a powerful tool that uses a simple and memorable four-color model to help individuals understand their unique preferences. The four colours involved are Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green, and Cool Blue. By understanding Insights Discovery, we can gain a better understanding of ourselves, our preferences, and the ways we operate. It also helps us to better understand those we interact with. This blog focuses on how the Cool Blue colour energy can manifest in our management style.
Cool Blue Managers: Strengths and Challenges
Managers with strong Cool Blue energy are known for their thoughtful, consistent, and methodical approach. They exhibit precision in communication and rely on logical reasoning for decision-making. These managers prefer organized environments and focus on details while adhering to guidelines.
However, under stress or pressure, the behaviour of managers who lead with this colour may appear rigid or inflexible as they cling to protocols and plans. Perfectionism or over-analysis can hinder project progress. In times of stress, they may retreat, making them seem distant or cold.
Improving Connection and Communication as a Manager
As a role model, it's crucial for managers who lead with Cool Blue energy to remain aware of their behavior and make conscious choices to connect better with their team. Here are some tips:
- Accept varied organizational styles: Remember that not everyone is naturally organized. Support your team members in working with their own styles.
- Share your thought processes: While you process information internally, invite others into your ideas and thought processes for better engagement.
- Dedicate time for team members: Plan regular one-on-one sessions with your team members for brainstorming and discussion.
- Learn to trust: Allow yourself to relax and trust your team to perform their best without imposing overly high expectations.